Macedonia consumes half a pound of tea per capita per year.
The nation’s most popular blends are mint, thyme, St. John’s wort, linden, and chamomile and all of these grow abundantly in the highlands.
The rich soil allows for high Green tea production (unfermented) and export in multiple countries in the world.
History of Tea in Macedonia
The local herbs such as chamomile, mint, and St. John’s wort have been around forever, and so does the ancient tea culture.
Drinking tea in Macedonia is more connected to the medicinal value than a typical tea time ritual.
Tea Culture in Macedonia
The favorite true tea in Macedonia is Green tea and it can be purchased as loose-leaf or in teabags.
Linden tea is often consumed with honey and milk, while chamomile with honey and lemon.
Adding milk to teas, however, is not a big thing in Macedonia, but honey or sugar surely is.
Tea can be ordered in any cafe, restaurant, bar, or pastry shop.
Biscuits and tea cookies are served usually with fruit-infused teas such as apple&cinnamon, blueberry, strawberries, and apricots.
Macedonia produces all of the tea that the country consumes, including herbal and fruit-infused.
It’s fair to mention that this is a coffee-loving nation, but a warm cup of tea is always welcomed during the winter, especially on the ski terrains.
Fruit-infused iced teas are common in the summer months.
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